Malaysia’s national car is finally getting an upgrade after six years of dominating the market. The upcoming Proton Saga Facelift has been spotted in Malaysia a few times. As a result, there’s a lot of information about what’s new in the car. The only thing that was missing was the official launch date, which is no longer missing.
According to the company’s official press release, the 2022 Proton Saga (codenamed MC2) will go on sale in Malaysia tomorrow, May 12th.
A New Variant
Everyone has been expecting a new Saga for quite some time, but the real surprise is a new variant. The Proton Saga lineup for 2022 will include four variants: three old 1.3L Standard MT, 1.3L Standard AT, 1.3L Premium AT, and a new range-topping 1.3L Premium S AT variant.
The Saga’s mechanical specifications will not change. Like the current model, all four new model variants will be powered by a 1.3-liter four-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine. At 5,750 rpm, the engine produces 93 horsepower and 120 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm.
The top-tier variants will receive a Hyundai-sourced 4-speed automatic transmission, while the standard variant will retain the 5-speed manual transmission.
Mild Exterior Changes
The 2022 Proton Saga looks nearly identical to the current model. This one has a round front with the new circular Proton logo, a new body kit, and black side mirrors.
The rear elements are identical to the current model. The exterior highlight of the facelift model is the new 15-inch multi-spoke two-tone alloy wheels on the Premium and new Premium S variants.
The infotainment screen is the same, but the operating system has been updated. It includes additional icons, colors, and notifications. Aside from that, the new Premium S variant gets a slew of new features.
- Intelligent keyless entry
- Push start the engine
- Side mirrors that automatically fold
- External boot activation
- Seats in leather
Prepare yourselves; the new Proton Saga Facelift MC2 will hit the Malaysian market tomorrow and will most likely break Saga’s previous sales records. Meanwhile, due to late deliveries, the car is still struggling in Pakistan.